10 Best Studio Headphones Under $50

Headphones are one of the most important accessories for your home recording studio, especially if you don’t have the big bucks to invest in quality studio monitors.

Before you make your purchase, know that there are some major differences between studio and regular headphones, the main difference being primarily by the way each delivers their inputed sound.

Regular headphones are used more for listening, so they tend to have exaggerated bass and highs while the mids are underplayed in order to make the music sound more powerful. The problem also is that the vocals can be overwhelmed by the bass, thus making the music sound more muddy.

Studio headphones are made for recording and working with music, producers need to hear as much detail as possible, so the headphones work to produce sound as accurately as possible. Studio headphones deliver sound more balance in terms of bass, mids and high frequencies. You can discern your instruments much more clearly.

One classification you will see in some of these descriptions is with either open ear (which allows some noise to bleed in…imagine listening to speakers in a room), or closed ear (where the sound is isolated.)

Luckily you don’t have to invest a whole lot of money in order to get a quality pair of studio headphones. Here we have compiled for you a list of 10 top notch headphones for just under $50. Check out the links with the stats, get a pair and start making your masterpiece.

10Sennheiser HD201

Extremely clear bass, detachable ear cups, a long cable, great noise cancellation and no sound leakage.

Price: $45 (See more.)


On-ear foldable ear cups, detachable cables and in-line remote and microphone, comes with its own case, smooth sound, comfortable ear padding.

Price: $49.50 (See more.)

8PreSonus HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones

Lightweight, delivers great bass sounds, adjusts well to any head size with a comfortable listening experience, semi-open headphones.

Price: $49.95 (See more.)

7Samson SR850

Over-ear design for maximum isolation, comfortable for long studio sessions, open-ear design for a better ambient listening, clear and detailed sound.

Price: $43.95 (See more.)

6Gorsun High Definition

Over-ear headphones with its own volume control, microphone, collapsible for portability, 4 colors to choose from, 100% money back guarantee.

Price: $22.99 (See more.)

5JVC HARX700 Precision Sound Full Size Headphones

Excellent sound, extra long cord, large comfortable pad meant for many hours of wear.

Price: $38.67 (See more.)

4Audio-Technica ATH-M20x Professional Headphones

Great sound isolation for loud environments, excellent sound clarity, durable.

Price: $47.95 (See more.)

3Edifier H840 Audiophile Over-the-ear Headphones

Perfectly calibrated balance between treble and bass, soft leather ear cups, great insulation against outside noise.

Price: $39.99 (See more.)

2Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Great clarity on hearing all instruments, a balanced bass, comfortable and light, detachable cables.

Price: $39.95 (See more.)

1Behringer HPS3000 Studio Headphones

Wide frequency response, broad dynamic range, good noise cancellation.

Price: $19.99 (See more.)